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President Bill Scott continues the great legacy of the DC LERA...
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The DC LERA Board of Governors invites you
to the monthly luncheon meeting

December 10, 2014...

New Models of Collective Bargaining
Including Partnerships that Work

George H. Cohen
17th Director
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

We are delighted to announce that Mr. George Cohen, the 17th Director of the FMCS, will be our December luncheon speaker. Mr. Cohen’s career spans decades in private law practice, in which he successfully negotiated contracts for steel workers, professional musicians, teachers, firefighters, police, flight attendants and rail engineers. He and his colleagues also had a major national role in litigating OSHA protection of workers’ health.  Click here to learn more and register...

November Luncheon With Thea Lee

DC LERA Board with November guest speaker Thea Lee.
DC LERA members listen to Lee presentation at the November luncheon.

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Missed the November Meeting?

The Pending Trade Deals:
Risks, Opportunities, and Potential Power Shifts

Guest Speaker Thea Lee
Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed free-trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. The European Commission claims that passage of the pact could boost trade between the two blocs by as much as 50%. Critics say the TTIP would increase corporate power and make it more difficult for governments to regulate markets for public benefit. Click here to learn more...

The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948. In December of that year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the IRRA, which became the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) in 2005.  Click here to read more history. 

Venable LLP and Woman's National Democratic Club
Become Newest DC LERA Organizational Sponsors

Welcome to Venable LLP and the Woman's National Democratic Club (WNDC).

Venable LLP has built its firm based on a simple and enduring premise: "We see the world through the eyes of our clients."  The WNDC is the meeting place for Democrats in the nation's capitol. Click here to learn more.